Bus from Gokarna to Panjim, Goa, India

Our three days at the beach in Gokarna flew by too fast.  Pretty soon it was time to head north to the city of Panjim, in the state of Goa.  We took a local bus departing at 8:15am from Gokarna to Madgoan, which took about 4 hours and cost 80 rupees per person.  It was our first time riding a local bus in India for George and I.

Local Bus from Gokarna to Madgoan

There were cushioned bench seats fitting two people on one side and three on the other side of the isle.  It wasn’t air conditioned, but the breeze through the window was enough to keep it somewhat comfortable while the bus was moving.  When the bus would stop for breaks, though, it would get stifling hot inside the bus.  Once we reached Madgoan we hopped on another local bus to head to Panjim.  Luckily we were some of the first people on the bus and were able to sit on the front seats, where there was room at our feet for luggage.  The second bus ride was less than an hour- and then we were in Panjim!

Now we know it’s not difficult to take the local buses and they are a great deal!  If you’re not certain which bus to get on you can always ask a bus driver or at the ticket counter and they are super helpful.

4 thoughts on “Bus from Gokarna to Panjim, Goa, India”

  1. Hi G & H

    Just a little peep to let you know I’m reading and loving the stories of all your adventures!


    1. Hi Luana,
      Thanks for letting us know that you’ve been reading! We hope you and Davidson are doing well.
      Take care,

  2. Hi,

    Can you please tell me if there is any bus from Gokarna bus stand to Cancona (to reach Palolem)?


    1. Hi Rajdeep,
      I’m not 100% certain, but the bus we took definitely went by Canacona enroute to Margao. If there isn’t an actual stop at Canacona, I’m sure you can ask the driver to let you off there. We did that a few places throughout India with no problem. Good luck and let us know how it goes so we can confirm that here.

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